Surgery Elective




Title of Course:

  1. ) General Surgery Core Clerkship
  2. ) General Surgery Elective
  3. ) General Surgery Subinternship

Course Coordinator:

Stephanie Taylor

Description and Goals of Course:

The student participating in any of the above educational rotations will be integrated into one of our surgery teams and be involved in: 1)  the routine pre- and post-operative care of General Surgery and Surgery specialty patients, 2) assistance in operative and bedside procedures, 3) trauma resuscitations and surgical consultations. The student will participate in all departmental educational activities, including 1) Morbidity and Mortality conferences, 2) Core Curriculum lectures, 3) Anatomy Lab, 4) Hopkins Grand Rounds and 5) Tumor Board.  In addition the student will receive two core lectures weekly that are specifically designed for student education.

At the end of the rotation it is expected that the student will present a capstone patient in the Morbidity and Mortality conference.

While we generally encourage and foster active, hands-on involvement of our students, the actual level of responsibility and involvement in procedures will depend on the student’s prior level of training and ongoing knowledge/skills evaluation. 

In addition to rotation on the general surgical services, students may choose to spend time in the surgical ICU for additional critical care experience.

Students are responsible to communicate any specific requirements posed by their respective medical school with the initial application and are responsible to follow the regulations by their school for off campus rotations.


Minimum of 4 Weeks, up to a total of 12weeks

Hours of Participation:


Number of Students:

In total we have up to 5 students on our various services at any time. Availability is based on a first come first serve basis.


Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Time of Year Available:

All year

Additional Comments:

Prerequisites include 1) medical student year 3 or 4 a medical school grade point average of 3.5 or better, and a USMLE Step 1 score of 225.

Subinternship: students must have completed their core clerkship in surgery, preferably with a grade of B/High pass or better;

Observership: at the present time we do not offer observerships or externships; all students requesting a rotation in surgery at Sinai Hospital must be actively enrolled in medical school and in good standing.

For additional information Contact the Graduate Medical Education Office and check at and

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Phone: 410-601-7639